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Best of Israel (Winter 2013/2014)

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Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth, IsraelFortress of Masada, IsraelDome of the Rock in the Old City of Jerusalem, IsraelThe Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, IsraelTomb of David in Jerusalem, Israel
Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth, Israel
Fortress of Masada, Israel
Dome of the Rock in the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel
The Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, Israel
Tomb of David in Jerusalem, Israel
  • Duration: 10 Days
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  • Brochure: Europe & Britain 2013-2014
  • Style: Eastern Mediterranean
  • Description: This tour of Israel brings the best of the delightful culture and tradition to the forefront. Take in the inspiring views of Mount Zion, the Dead Sea and Haifa. Visits to Israel's religious sites, including the tomb of King David, Church of Annunciation, the old synagogue of Capernaum and Solomon's Stable are a wonderful opportunity to gain an authentic insight into Israeli culture.

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1


    Overnight flight to Tel Aviv.

  • Day 2


    Welcome to Israel! On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Jerusalem. Relax or take a stroll around Jerusalem. In the evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink with your fellow travellers and your Travel Director.

    Meal(s): (Welcome Reception)

    Hotel: Dan Panorama Jerusalem

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 3


    Admire the Old City of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives. Visit the tomb of King David on Mount Zion. See the room where the Last Supper took place near Zion Gate. Walk through the Jewish Quarter to the Wailing Wall and see the Dome of the Rock. Follow the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

    Meal(s): (Israeli Breakfast)

  • Day 4


    Traverse the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Near Qumran, view the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. A short drive brings you to Masada. Ride by cable car to the ancient fortress where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans. Explore the excavations of Herod’s Palace before having the chance to float in the Dead Sea, time permitting.

    Meal(s): (Israeli Breakfast)

  • Day 5


    Spend the day exploring the sights of your choice. There are a wealth of great attractions to visit, including the Tower of David Museum, the Archaeological Gardens and the Davidson Centre.

    Meal(s): (Israeli Breakfast)

  • Day 6


    Tour Yad Vashem, a memorial commemorating the six million martyrs of World War II. Discover the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum, housing the Dead Sea Scrolls. See the Knesset − Israel’s Parliament −and the Givat Ram Campus of the Hebrew University. Travelling through the Jordan Valley you reach your Kibbutz hotel, home for the next two nights. Dine tonight at your hotel.

    Meal(s): (Israeli Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Kibbutz Hotel

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 7


    Visit the 'chariot city' of Megiddo to see the excavations of Solomon's Stables. Explore the Church of the Annunciation at Nazareth and visit the old synagogue at Capernaum, the old town of Jesus. Continue to the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Dine tonight at your hotel.

    Meal(s): (Israeli Breakfast / Dinner)

  • Day 8


    Visit the ancient synagogue and artists’ colony at Tzfat, one of Judaism’s Four Holy Cities. Discover the fascinating underground Crusaders City at Acre. Admire the views of the Bahai Shrine and visit the beautiful Persian Gardens at Haifa. See the Roman statues, the aqueduct and the Roman Theatre at the ancient port city of Caesarea. Later, travel to Tel Aviv for a two-night stay.

    Meal(s): (Israeli Breakfast)

    Hotel: Dan Panorama Tel Aviv

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 9


    Take time on your own to discover the myriad delights Tel Aviv has to offer, the Flea Market, Newe Zedek, the first Jewish neighbourhood, the Diaspora Museum and the Eretz Israel Museum.

    Meal(s): (Israeli Breakfast)

  • Day 10


    After a memorable holiday in this historic region, it is time to say goodbye to your fellow travellers as you prepare for your journey home. Transfers are available.

    Meal(s): (Israeli Breakfast)

What's Included

Insider Experiences

  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • JerusalemSightseeing includes Yad Vashem, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Wailing Wall and the Via Dolorosa. See the Mount of Olives.
  • Mount ZionVisit the tomb of King David.
  • Dead SeaExcursion including a visit to the Fortress of Masada.
  • Lower GalileeSpend two nights on a traditional Israeli kibbutz.
  • NazarethVisit the Church of the Annunciation.
  • CapernaumVisit the old synagogue and the Mount of Beatitudes.
  • Golan HeightsSee the former Syrian bunkers.
  • Tzfat (Safed)Visit the ancient synagogue and artists' colony.
  • AcreVisit the underground Crusader City.
  • HaifaVisit the Persian Gardens and enjoy views of the Bahai Shrine from the summit of Mount Carmel.
  • MegiddoView the excavations of Solomon’s Stables.
  • CaesareaView the Roman amphitheatre and aqueduct.


  • Welcome Drink with your Travel Director in Jerusalem.
  • 8 Israeli breakfasts with juice.
  • 2 three-course dinners.

Travel Highlights

  • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach or minibus.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • A travel wallet with your documentation.
  • Complimentary keepsake photo and map.

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